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Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)

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Chapter 17

17:1  These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:


Seven petitions:

(1) That Jesus may be glorified as the Son who has glorified the Father (John 17:1), Philippians 2:9-11.

(2) for restoration to the eternal glory (John 17:5);

(3) for the safety of believers from

(a) the world (John 17:11) (b) the evil one (John 17:15);

(4) for the sanctification of believers (John 17:17);

(5) for the spiritual unity of believers (John 17:21);

(6) that the world may believe (John 17:21);

(7) that believers may be with Him in heaven to behold and share His glory (John 17:24).

17:2  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

give eternal life

Christ's gifts to those whom the Father gave Him: Eternal life John 17:2; the Father's name (John 17:6,26; 20:17), the Father's words (John 17:8,14)); His own joy (John 17:13); His own glory (John 17:22).

given him

Seven times Jesus speaks of believers as given to Him by the Father (John 17:2,6,9,11,12,24). Jesus Christ is God's love-gift to the world (John 3:16), and believers are the Father's love-gift to Jesus Christ. It is Christ who commits the believer to the Father for safe keeping, so that the believer's security rests upon the Father's faithfulness to His Son Jesus Christ.

17:6  I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

17:9  I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.


kosmos = world-system. John 17:14,16; 7:7. (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") .

17:12  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

17:13  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

17:14  I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.


kosmos = world-system. John 18:36; 7:7, (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") .

17:15  I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

17:16  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.


kosmos = world-system. John 18:36; 7:7. (See Scofield "Revelation 13:8") .

17:18  As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

17:21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

17:23  I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

perfect (See Scofield "Matthew 5:48") .

world kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

17:25  O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.


kosmos = mankind. (See Scofield "Matthew 4:8") .

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on John 17". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". <>. 1917.  


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